Man City to beat Chelsea in race for Brazilian star

The £27m-rated Benfica centre half has long been linked with a move to Chelsea, but City are now willing to outbid their rivals, according to The Mirror.

Chelsea are keen to bring in Luiz as a replacement for Ricardo Carvalho who joined Real Madrid earlier this week.

City are reportedly ready to pay over the odds for the defender as manager Roberto Mancini is keen to sign Luiz quickly.